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Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan : performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States (1856)

Author: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858; Lilly, Lambert, 1798-1866, comp; Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866; Jones, George, 1800-1870; Temple, William G. (William Grenville), 1824-1894, possible former owner. DSI; United States. Navy Dept
Volume: v. 2
Subject: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858; United States Naval Expedition to Japan (1852-1854)
Publisher: Washington : Beverley Tucker, Senate printer
Language: English
Call number: 39088013479183
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity
Notes: Some plates had image/text run in the gutter

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At head of title of v. 2: 33d Cong., 2d Sess. Senate. Exec. doc. no. 79

Some of the plates have hand-coloring

Vol. 2 (Natural history reports) by D.S. Green and others; v. 3 has title: Observation of the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853 to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi ... with conclusions from the data thus obtained, by George Jones

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Vol. 2. Natural history reports by D.S. Green ... [et al.] -- v. 3. Observation on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853 to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi ... with conclusions from the data thus obtained / by George Jones

SCNHRB copy (v. 1: 39088013479142, v. 2: 39088013479183, v. 3: 39088013479225) has a total of [137] leaves of plates (7 folded), may be lacking some of the plates

SCNHRB copy has inscribed in pencil at head of v. 1 t.p.: Wm. G. Temple

SCNHRB copy with v. 1 stamped on verso of t.p.: This book was presented by [in ink ms.] Dept of E. H.(?) G., U.S.N.A. June 16, 1949; v. 3 stamped on t.p.: Smithsonian Libraries [in ink ms.] Sep. 3, 1970

SCNHRB copy has v. 1 bound in green library buckram, title in gilt on spine; v. 2 bound in red library buckram, title in white on spine; v. 3 bound in original purple publisher's cloth binding, blind-embossed vignettes in center of covers, gilt-decorated spine

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